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Personal Training makes you look good and feel great. My role is to provide you with the tools for you to achieve this. If you are committed and have the desire, try your best, think outside of the box and have a bit of fun you can achieve your health and fitness goals. Live life in the active lane. Little active steps taken today, lead to giant progress strides tomorrow.

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  • Posted on: 23 Nov 2018 - 11:11
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    Thank you to Hannah Witcher of YooHealth who has produced and published a very comprehensive guide to sleep deprivation and the causes, symptoms and treatment.  You can read the guide by clicking here. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 22 Nov 2018 - 17:49
    Thank you to Chloe Twist from Origym who has written and shared the below information and link on how to become a spin instructor and thus further your career prospects. Please see the link below which will take you to the full article. Matt  How to Become a Spin Instructor: Ultimate Guide (2019) | OriGym COE Have you ever wanted to become a spin instructor? If so, then you will want to check out the following article.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a qualified fitness professional, or a regular attendee at your local spin class; it has everything you need to know about getting up on that podium yourself, no matter your starting point.  It can be hard to find information on fitness careers online, especially specific information and evidence...
  • Posted on: 18 Nov 2018 - 15:12
    The following is a detailed and in-depth article backed up by scientific research from HVMN who research and present articles discussing health, nutrition and diet, among other topics. Abigail Perez from HVMN provided the great content which discusses running motivational tips for runners at every level from beginners to advanced runners. Please continue reading the article and be great to hear your thoughts ad ideas on motivation for running. High 5, Matt  Running Motivation: Tips for Runners at Every Level​ You can’t buy motivation. Most runners probably wish they could. We hit walls. Life can seem to get in the way of running–so having a playbook of motivational techniques is important for runners at every level who are fighting the...
  • Posted on: 17 Nov 2018 - 15:46
    Thank you to Jimmy Izewski from Straight North who has shared an informative and useful infographic that one of their clients has created on dealing with motion sickness when traveling. Please carry on reading and see the info graphic below. High 5, Matt Whoever said that “getting there is half the fun” obviously never had to deal with motion sickness. For those who suffer from motion sickness — whether it’s car sickness, air sickness, seasickness or all three — it can ruin an otherwise pleasurable trip and cause a lot of anxiety long before they even take their seats. Traveling can wreak havoc on our brains’ ability to get its bearings in relation to our surroundings, which can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms. Although nausea and...
  • Posted on: 11 Nov 2018 - 15:13
    The Step Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your lower body strength, provides a great core workout and challenges your Cardiovascular System. Step ups don't require much equipment - you can use a step, a chair or a park bench - you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. As a starter, be sure to use a step object that is not too high or uneven so that you do the exercise incorrectly. Form is crucial. Are you up for the challenge? Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform Step Ups. Poor Step up technique is common, and can result in ankle, knee or hip injuries. The following are a few tips on how to perform the step up safely and correctly. Keep your chest lifted and body...
  • Posted on: 4 Nov 2018 - 12:24
    The following are the helpful, beneficial and informative health and fitness articles that I have read this week and wanted to share with you all. They are from a variety of external high quality websites. Please click on the blue link to read: Compound exercises for a strong core and arms. 10 simple ways to help lose body fat and get a six pack. Chair exercises for getting fit. 7 foods that can help you to lose body fat and feel fuller for longer. 5 ways to get bigger and stronger without the gym. 3 Press up variations to help your strength, flexibility and endurance. Professional Hockey player interview Please keep looking at my website for blogs on the informative and beneficial articles that I have read and shared. There will be a...
  • Posted on: 4 Nov 2018 - 11:49
    This basic press up will help to build up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Press ups don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Press Up. Poor press-up technique is common, and can result in shoulder and/or lower back injuries. The following are a few tips on how to perform the press up safely and correctly. Place your hands underneath your shoulders (approximately shoulder width apart) with your arms extended (elbows slightly bent) and your fingers facing forward. Your hands and feet should be set up in a way that feels comfortable to you. For...
  • Posted on: 2 Nov 2018 - 03:30
    The following is from Ashlyn Leidy from the Stretch Solution who has created a master class course that can be helpful and valuable to personal trainers by showing them how to stretch their clients from head to toe with stretches via videos, quizzes & lecture. Please see the link at the bottom with more info on the course. Did you know that only 20% of personal trainers know how to stretch their clients from head to toe? Trainer-assisted stretching just isn’t taught in the traditional personal training curriculum. There is the expectation for you to know everything about working your clients out, but when it comes to recovery & mobility, there is very little knowledge in comparison. Why is it so important to stretch your clients? ...
  • Posted on: 26 Oct 2018 - 18:29
    5 ways to maintain your health and fitness routine over the Christmas period With the summer having been and gone, and autumn in full swing, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming! Everybody loves the festive season, but unfortunately it can result in a lot of overindulgence that throws us off our health and fitness regimes and leaves us feeling groggy and sluggish. If you’re guilty of excess snacking, over-eating and dodging exercise throughout the festive period, you’ll be reassured to hear that it’s possible to enjoy yourself over Christmas without falling off the bandwagon. And, here I’ll be showing you how. Create a fitness scheduleMany people associate the festive period with downtime spent lounging around, eating and not...
  • Posted on: 24 Oct 2018 - 04:20
    I was delighted to be approaced by Ben Pianese from Massaggi, a top Sports Massage business based in London, with regard to sharing expert advice on sports massage and how it can improve our health and wellbeing. The focus of this quality article is sports massage and the benefit for runners. It's a great read and very informative. High 5, Matt                                                         Sports Massage for Runners As an active runner, telling you that sports massage should be a part of your routine is simply saying the obvious truth. It has proved to be very helpful for both athletes and every individual that engage in regular physical activities. Not only does sports massage feels great for runners, but it can also help...

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